Volunteer in Brazil to take part in cultural exchange and assist local community development efforts through environmental projects and carnival preparation at samba schools. Get to know Brazilian culture, life and enhance your Portuguese skills while volunteering in the local communities of Rio de Janeiro.
“Rio de Janeiro is one of the most marvellous cities of the world and I was really happy to volunteer there. It was a great experience: I got to know many nice people, a wonderful city, country and culture! I recommend it!”
Katharina Strienz, Germany
Volunteers will have plenty of opportunity to explore the beauty of Rio de Janeiro in their time off, which can include relaxing on the famous Copacabana beach or visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer. Volunteers can also easily visit other parts of Brazil in the weekends like popular locations such as Ilha Grande and Paraty.
Volunteers get to live and work in one of the most picturesque cities of South America, experiencing everything Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Meet people from around the World, who have joined the same cause to assist local community development projects and work alongside locals to truly learn about Brazil and its people.
All volunteer programmes are located within the local communities of Rio de Janeiro, also known as ‘favelas’. This buzzing and culturally diverse metropolis has a relaxed atmosphere with easy access to gorgeous beaches, cultural sights and natural wonders for volunteers to enjoy during their every day life in the city.
In this blog on the carnival of Rio de Janeiro, WorkingAbroad Blogger Tess Morgan examines the origins of carnival in Brazil, and what to expect when visiting this world famous event. Get inspired to help out locals in the preparations for next year’s carnival as a volunteer!